2007 Viola M. Marshall Audience Choice Awards
This year's Audience Choice Awards saw a record number of ballots submitted: 3,527. Principal Festival venues were located throughout the city of Providence. In order to insure fairness for all filmmakers, only first-run locations were able to vote for the Audience Choice.
The Awards are named after the late Viola M. Marshall who was not only an artist, but an active supporter of the arts. A founding member of the Flickers Arts Collaborative, which created and produces the Rhode Island International Film Festival, Mrs. Marshall strongly believed in the power of the arts to change lives and inspire new generations. An avid filmgoer, Mrs. Marshall loved the cinema and considered it an art form long before it became fashionable. There is no question that Mrs. Marshall was a guiding spirit behind the success of the Film Festival and it is her philosophy which has become a central to the mission of RIIFF: the filmmakers are the stars!
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This year’s RIIFF winners are as
Viola M. Marshall Audience Choice Awards
"From the 50 Yard Line" (Doug Lantz, Director) USA
"Italian Americans and Federal Hill" (Jon Raben, Director) USA
"Body/Antibody" (Kerry Douglas Dye, Jordan Hoffman, Directors) USA
“Her Best Move” (Norm Hunter, Director) USA
"Driftwood" (Michelle Steffes, Director) USA
“The Strange Case of Marie France” (Till Newmann, Director; Vin Fraioli, Frank Miele & Adam McClelland, Producers) USA
Tabulating the ballots for the 2007 Viola M. Marshall Audience Choice Awards.